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GI360™ Essentials Profile, Stool - Doctor's Data Test Kit

The GI360™ essentials profile is an innovative, comprehensive, and clinically-applicable stool profile, utilizing multiplex PCR molecular technology coupled with growth-based culture and ID by MALDI-TOF, sensitive biochemical assays and microscopy to detect and assess the status of pathogens, viruses, parasites, and bacteria that may be contributing to acute or chronic gastrointestinal symptoms and disease.


Test Code: DDGIE

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Methodology:

Preparation: Ship to lab Monday-Thursday only. Please read all of the directions and the collection procedures prior to starting test. If taking antifungal or antibiotic medications wait three days to begin collection after finishing the medication. Please refrain from taking digestive enzymes, antacids, and aspirin for two days prior to and during the specimen collection. Refrain from taking probiotic supplements for two weeks prior to specimen collection. Never discontinue prescription medications without first consulting your physician.

Test Results: 6-8 Business days once the lab receives the specimen. May take longer based on weather, holiday or lab delays.


Details:

This is a three collection stool test.

Description

This test kit includes:

  • PCR Analysis for the Abundance and Diversity of Key Bacterial Populations of the GI Microbiome
  • PCR Detection of Pathogenic Bacteria, Viruses and Parasites
  • Comprehensive Parasitology by Microscopy
  • MALDI-TOF ID of Cultured Bacteria and Yeast
  • Standardized Susceptibility Testing of Isolated Bacteria and Yeast

Microbiome abundance and diversity is a gut microbiota DNA analysis tool that identifies and characterizes the abundance and diversity of more than 45 targeted analytes that peer-reviewed research has shown to contribute to dysbiosis and other chronic disease states.

The GI360™ Essentials can identify the presence of pathogenic viruses, bacteria, and parasites using multiplexed, real-time PCR. Viruses are the primary cause of acute diarrhea and the least commonly tested. The identification of pathogenic bacteria, viruses, and parasites improves treatment strategies and patient outcomes.

The Dysbiosis Index (DI) is a calculation with scores from 1 to 5 based on the overall bacterial abundance and profile within the patient's sample as compared to a reference population. Values above 2 indicate a microbiota profile that differs from the defined normobiotic reference population (i.e., dysbiosis). The higher the DI above 2, the more the sample is considered to deviate from normobiosis.

 

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